Ellis Paul will perform his ninth annual holiday show at 8 p.m. Jan. 1 at One Longfellow Square in Portland.

His bandmates Radoslav Lorkovic and Don Conoscenti will join him on stage.

Paul recorded and released his 19th album, “Chasing Beauty,” last fall, which was produced by Kristian and Brandon Bush of Sugarland and Train. The project was completely funded by fan donations, more than $100,000.

He got his musical start in Boston’s open-mic scene while studying to be a social worker. He emerged out of the Boston music scene during a time when contemporary folk was beginning to come into the mainstream. Paul has logged than 20 years of playing 150 to 200 shows annually. Along with the 19 albums, he has made a documentary film and written a book of poems and short stories. He also recently released his second children’s book, “The Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas.”

The Fort Kent native in 2014 received an honorary degree from the University of Maine at Presque Isle and was inducted into the Maine Music Hall of Fame.

For more information, go to onelongfellowsquare.com.